How to setup SSH Key authentication on Linux from Windows step by step

by Nov 21, 2020Linux, Security, Software, Windows 100 comments

How to setup SSH Key authentication on Linux from Windows step by step

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Easy instructions to enable SSH key authentication to Linux from Windows using Puttygen, Putty and FileZilla

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How to enable SSH on your Linux machine: https://youtu.be/Wlmne44M6fQ

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Download Links:

  • Download Putty and Puttygen: https://www.putty.org/
  • Download FileZilla: https://filezilla-project.org/

Chapters: Setup SSH key authentication to Linux from Windows

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:22 Step 1: Download and install Putty
  • 01:14 Step 2: Download and install FileZilla
  • 02:51 Step 3: Generate the key pair, private and public
  • 03:53 Step 4: Protect and save the private key
  • 04:36 Step 5: Upload the public key to your Linux machine naming it authorized_keys
  • 09:24 Step 6: Adjust the permissions on the folder and on the file

10:02 Step 7: Authenticate to the Linux machine with the key

Disclaimer: Use the instructions in this video at your own risk. We are not responsible for any data loss or other damages that may occur

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